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Welcome to IHTSDO

The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation determines global standards for health terms; an essential part of improving the health of humankind.

We are committed to maintain and grow our leadership as the global experts in healthcare terminology ensuring SNOMED CT, our world-leading product, is accepted as the global common language for health terms.

Latest news

  • Request for Proposal for Communication and Marketing Advice and Support

    February 23, 2015

    The IHTSDO seeks a proposal from Communications and Marketing Organizations to provide Consultancy support in respect of three discrete projects, which are highlighted in this document. There is a possibility that this initial tranche of work will lead to a more permanent relationship between the tw...

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  • Registration for the April 2015 IHTSDO Business Meeting now open

    February 16, 2015

    IHTSDO is pleased to announce that registration for the next Business Meeting in Copenhagen (26th-29th April) has now opened. The four-day event is free of charge and will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson (Copenhagen Airport).

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  • Timetable for the withdrawal of legacy SNOMED codes

    February 15, 2015

    In 2010 IHTSDO announced a 2009 General Assembly decision that from April 26, 2017 it would no longer license the use of SNOMED antecedent works. The timetable for implementing this decision is now available on the IHTSDO website.

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  • Information about the January 2015 SNOMED CT International Edition release package

    January 29, 2015

    Ahead of the public release of the January 2015 SNOMED CT International Edition, due on January 31, IHTSDO would like to remind licensees that there are changes to the directory structures in the release package files. The changes follow consultation involving the IHTSDO Member Forum.

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  • New license and SNOMED CT distribution system launched today

    January 13, 2015

    This morning, IHTSDO launched its new licensing system, the Member Licensing and Distribution Service (MLDS) at https://mlds.ihtsdotools.org

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